On June 30, more than 150 drivers and riders will take to the Pikes Peak Highway for the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). Before them are 156 turns winding up a 12.4-mile road that cuts through dense Ponderosa pines, then up above the tree line to sheer granite cliffs. Let's take a moment to reflect on the past 91 years and what this race means today.
Founded in 2007, Targa Trophy is no stranger to the automotive lifestyle and culture that we’ve grown so close to and love. When we first caught wind of this rally, we literally had no idea what it was all about. That changed this weekend when we attended our first TT Experience, Event #3, the Euro vs. JDM Festival and Rally from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
It’s not often a car show puts the best of the East Coast against that of our neighbors in the Great White North. Import Expo, a Canadian import show series, and SNTRL, a US-based tuning culture website, did just that at the Atlantic City Convention Center this past weekend. You can never be sure just what to expect from a brand-new show like this, so we were a little weary on our journey to the event. Could they really pull off a fusion of Canadian and American car culture? True to their tag line of “East Coast, We Go Hard,” the answer came the second I walked through the door.
What do you call it when some of the most powerful street cars assemble to compete for ultimate bragging rights? TX2K13. Day two, dyno day, provides this exact opportunity to any enthusiast willing to strap down his vehicle to a massive torque wrench and push it to its mechanical limits. With vehicles rolling into Houston from all corners of the U.S., you can definitely expect a show.
Friday was the final day of practice and qualifying for the competitors in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). With one remaining group of classes yet to be covered, Team Revvolution cruised up to the middle of the mountain, where we shot the classes’ final sessions before race day on Sunday. With our attention back on the racecar competitors, we covered the Pikes Peak Open, Open Wheel, Electric, Exhibition, and Pikes Peak Vintage classes.